Cookie Challenge 2019 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Cookie Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at bakeries and cafes around Vancouver.  Each establishment featured their creation on their menu from March 14 – April 7, 2019. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge for their People’s Choice favourites.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

{101 points}

The Bench Bakehouse

Salted Caramel Brownie Cookie

Price: $3.25

Created by: Tracy Steele

Description: a soft dark chocolate cookie with salted caramel and roasted nuts

Offered: all the time

The Bench Bakehouse

1641 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 251-0677

Web: https://www.thebenchbakehouse.com/

Instagram: @thebenchbakehouse

Tracy Steele and her staff

2nd Place:

{97 points}

Fratelli Bakery

Chocolate Lava Brownie Cookie

Price: $2

Created by: Loredana Hibbert

Description: with toffee, toasted pecans and a caramel drizzle!

Available: all the time

Fratelli Bakery

1795 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 255-8926

Web: http://fratellibakery.com/

Twitter: @fratellibakery

Instagram @fratellibakery

And

Fratelli Bakery

459 E. Columbia Street, New Westminster

Tel: (604) 777-2524

Web: http://fratellibakery.com/

Twitter: @fratellibakery

Instagram @fratellibakery

Loredana Hibbert and Marco Cornale

3rd Place:

{95 points}

Delish Gluten Free Bakery

PEA-Not Cookie

Price: $3.99

Created by: Jenna Perreault

Description: Our cookie will be a Vegan and Gluten Free PEA-Not Cookie. Tastes like a peanut butter with out the nuts! It has vegan marshmallows, dark chocolate and sea salt!

Offered: all the time

Delish Gluten Free Bakery

2166 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel:

Web: http://delishglutenfree.com/

Twitter @delishGF

Instagram @delishglutenfree

And

Delish Gluten Free Bakery

1730 Coast Meridian Rd #203, Port Coquitlam

Tel: (604) 945-9994

Web: http://delishglutenfree.com/

Twitter @delishGF

Instagram @delishglutenfree

 

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Cookie Creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

The Bench Bakehouse

Salted Caramel Brownie Cookie

Price: $3.25

Created by: Tracy Steele

Description: a soft dark chocolate cookie with salted caramel and roasted nuts

Offered: all the time

The Bench Bakehouse

1641 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 251-0677

Web: https://www.thebenchbakehouse.com/

Instagram: @thebenchbakehouse

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Bonus Bakery Café

Bonus Cookie

Price: $3.15

Created by: Monica Tang, Bonus Bakery Head Baker

Description: The Bonus Cookie is filled with the best childhood memories and is the perfect bite between sweet and salty.

Offered: all the time

Bonus Bakery Café

1185 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 620-5811

Web: https://www.instagram.com/bonus.bakery/

Instagram @bonus.bakery

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Delish Gluten Free Bakery

PEA-Not Cookie

Price: $3.99

Created by: Jenna Perreault

Description: Our cookie will be a Vegan and Gluten Free PEA-Not Cookie. Tastes like a peanut butter with out the nuts! It has vegan marshmallows, dark chocolate and sea salt!

Offered: all the time

Delish Gluten Free Bakery

2166 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel:

Web: http://delishglutenfree.com/

Twitter @delishGF

Instagram @delishglutenfree

And

Delish Gluten Free Bakery

1730 Coast Meridian Rd #203, Port Coquitlam

Tel: (604) 945-9994

Web: http://delishglutenfree.com/

Twitter @delishGF

Instagram @delishglutenfree

Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Each media judge scored each creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points. The highest number of points a challenge creation could have been awarded is 120 points.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: David Grange, Joyce Lam and Yuki No. 

Thank you to all the bakeries and cafes that accepted my invitation and featured the Cookie Challenge creations on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning bakeries and cafes to try their Cookie creations! See all the Cookie Challenge Entries Here.

By: Richard Wolak